IGWOK also known as Human Normal Immunoglobulin, is a plasma protein which works by increasing plasma volume or albumin level in the blood during surgery, dialysis, abdominal infections, liver failure, pancreatitis, bypass surgery and many other conditions. It is used to replace blood loss due to trauma or any other injuries that caused blood loss.
Manufacturer : Wockhardt Limited
Strengths available : 5% injection
Storage : Store at 2°C – 8°C. Protect from light. Do not freeze.
Prophylaxis of infections after bone marrow transplantation :
Adult: 500 mg/kg/weeks, adjust dose according to response.
Raise platelet count in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura :
Adult: 400 mg/kg/day for 2-5 consecutive days. Alternatively, a dose of 800-1000 mg/kg may be given on day 1 and repeated on day 3 if needed. Doses to be given via IV infusion. Treatment may be repeated if relapse occurs.
Adult: 1.6-2 g/kg in divided doses over 2-5 days, or 2 g/kg given as a single dose. To be used in conjunction with acetylsalicylic acid.
Guillain-Barre syndrome :
Adult: 400 mg/kg daily for 5 consecutive days, may repeat every 4 weeks if needed.
Common side effects are Dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, vomiting, allergic and cutaneous reactions. Local pain and tenderness at the site of inj. IV admin may lead to systemic effects such as headache, chills and fever.